Have you all seen this article? I was taken aback by,"The destruction of music because of YouTube is enormous". I understand Zimerman's perspective, but at the same time hasn't classical music spread to many people via Youtube (or sites like Piano Society, or Internet radio stations...really just the Internet in general) who wouldn't have an opportunity to listen to it otherwise? Maybe he should have said, "the destruction of MY music...".
I certainly appreciate his playing and talent (saw him in concert once), but I can't help thinking he's a cry baby. Seems he is always complaining about something. At Orchestra Hall in Chicago they make an announcement at the start of each concert that no photos or recording of any kind are allowed. However, practically every Kissin concert I've attended there was some jerk snapping photos...with a flash! Kissin must be a lot less sensitive, though, because he never flinched. Even when the flash came from terrace seat which is behind and above the piano...meaning, Kissin had to have seen it. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/ju ... f-comments